Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly sent scouts out to watch Athletic Bilbao midfielder Oscar De Marcos once again, according to The Daily Mirror

23-year-old De Marcos has interested the Manchester club before and it looks certain that Ferguson will make his move for the exciting young midfielder after Alex's brother Martin, his best European scout, was yet again impressed with him during their match against Barcelona.

Ferguson was put off by Bilbao's recent £25 million price tag they slapped on their asset, but it is thought they would consider lowering their fee now as interest has dropped off.

United veteran midfielders Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are finally both nearing the end of their careers and Ferguson wants a fresh injection of youth amongst his midfield and see's the dynamic De Marcos as the perfect fit.

The Red Devils were first alerted by De Marcos ability when he shone in a Eurpoean match against them last season when the youngster ran the midfield and gained plenty more admirers along with Ferguson.

De Marcos is a very hard fought and commited midfielder who is excellent on the ball. He should be available for less than £20 million with many of Bilbao's star players looking for a route out of the club after a poor season in the Spanish La Liga, and a contrast to last season's success in reaching the Europa League final. 

Many pundits have compared the Spanish youth international to former hero Roy Keane with the way he hassles the opposition and his commited ways. United fans would be pleased to hear this with many saying they have missed that type of biting midfield player during recent seasons.